Author Archives: Rabbi Daniel Lapin

One and Only

It is no fun to be roped into a game whose rules are a bewildering mystery.  It’s positively painful to start a new job and discover that nobody’s in charge and lines of communication and authority are as temporary as … Continue reading

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Defeating Despair

I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to all of you who so promptly and so generously responded to my appeal on Monday for help in sustaining the American Alliance of Jews and Christians.  (If you missed my letter, see … Continue reading

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Bible Codes – Real or Rubbish?

Hidden codes embedded in Scripture!  Bible codes predict terrorist attacks!  Sensationalistic headlines like these have been seen for years.  Melodramatic books with extravagant claims appeared in the mid-1990s often written by authors with little Hebrew knowledge. So frequently am I … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck – Some Enemy!

A great nephew of Adolf Hitler converted to Judaism and is now living the life of a Torah-observant Jew in Israel. Understandably, he changed his name. Rightly or wrongly, people lump us together with others of the same family, gender, … Continue reading

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Actions for All

One of the families in the congregation I was privileged to serve had four children. Three followed in the ways of their parents while the fourth, a teenage son, did not. Although he was not behaving in a hostile manner, … Continue reading

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